Friday, April 15, 2011

Waxy O'Connor's in Lexington

Last night, my friend Paul - who lives in Connecticut - was in Burlington for work. Z and I planned to meet him somewhere close to where he was so we could catch up over a few drinks. After a little deliberation, we stumbled upon Waxy O'Connor's, one of the few bars in Lexington.

Z grew up in Lexington, so on the way to Waxy's, I got the tour of his childhood hometown. It was great to learn a little bit more about his old stomping grounds. However, neither of us expected to find Waxy's where we did - tucked away in an industrial park, Waxy's is a large, obviously-newly-renovated colonial home. Odd, but inviting - and the massive parking lot was packed at 9:30 p.m.

Z, Paul and I were seated at a booth in the crowded, yet spacious, bar. Waxy's beer menu was so-so, with draft and bottled varieties (they also have a red and white wine list). I decided on a Shipyard Export for my first (and second) drink.

I love Shipyard Export. It's a lighter beer with some great body, and a very smooth finish. 

Since Z and I had already eaten dinner, we split a (giant) cone of Waxy's Fries ($2.95).

The fries were tasty and perfectly salty (I like my fries to have obvious salt on them), but were a little too under crispy for my liking. Paul ordered the Corned Beef Reuben ($8.95) with sweet potato fries, which he really enjoyed.

Z and Paul were embarrassed with my picture-taking for the evening, but a blogger's got to do what a blogger's got to do, am I right?

I would love to go back to Waxy's to try more of their menu - the place was spotless (minus the bathroom...ahem), the service was decent, and the atmosphere is just laid back and fun. Plus, my Irish blood can never not enjoy a local pub!

On the subject of you have a favorite spring/summer-time beverage you love to sip on? I'm looking for a new drink this year! 

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  1. gimlet? i love those in the spring/summer. or a firefly ice tea + lemonade. or a dark n stormy. all drinks I bring back when the weather gets warm!

  2. Oooo, I love Dark N Stormys! And the Firefly ice tea + lemonade sounds divine. Thanks for the recs, ladies!

  3. Haha! I think most of my friends are embarrassed by my crazy picture taking when we're out :) I'm not a big fan of light beers, so I usually still drink dark stouts and porters in the summer :) But I do love lambics or sour ales from time to time! I just made a strawberry mojito that's perfect for the summer!


  4. I'm with Fun & Fearless! Love Sam Summer. I'm also a fan of Wachusett blueberry :-)

  5. Beers: Sam Summer, Wachusett Blueberry, or a nice crsip hard cider.

    Drinks: G&T, mojito, caiphrihana (sp?).

    Sangria. Sangria. And maybe some sangria. So may different kinds, only so many days...